Fees and Quotations
All quotes are free of obligation; I never try to persuade you to engage me. In the final analysis, I only want to carry out work if you feel it would be useful.
Incidentally, almost all of my 1,400+ assignments have come through personal, word-of-mouth recommendation."
A typical assignment involves:
Usually, a report is at least 20-25 pages long although more detailed documentation may be required for more lengthy or broadly-based assignments. In addition the client will be helped through the advice at no extra charge.
My fees are modest and based on how much time I devote to any work. It is not possible to publish a schedule of charges because, clearly, no two assignments are the same. For example, my fees to advise a small club on the control of water plants in a half-acre lake would be considerably less than those applying to the owner of the adjoining land who might want advice on the creation, development and management of a large complex of commercial fisheries.
I usually operate on a ‘fixed fee’ basis. Very large assignments or legal work is charged on an hourly or daily rate. All written quotes are honoured. There are usually no extra fees for incidental expenses or VAT. Water analyses, herbicides and other significant items of expenditure are recharged at cost.